When history teachers bring historical fiction novels to their classroom they give their students a unique opportunity to explore history through the eyes of those who lived it. Within historical fiction novels characters and drama talk with past events in a way that compels students to see days gone by at a psychological along with a cognitive level.
Once students become immersed in the novel’s setting, character, plot and theme, they become interested and stimulated by the novel’s story. They begin to draw inferences while reading the novel, about geography, religious beliefs, social attitudes, modes of transportation, distribution of wealth, social classes, and laws. They begin to absorb the historical details in the novel without even realizing they are being instructed.
In comparison, if these same historical facts were presented in a textbook and the teacher asked the students to memorize them, it is probable that little information would be retained by many students.
Events be significant in historical fiction novels because students must comprehend them to be able to understand the plot of the novel อ่านนิยาย. Students wthhold the historical information because it’s been understood within the context of the plot, character, setting and theme of the novel. From this perspective, students begin to see what sort of study of days gone by helps them better understand the present.
By providing *references, strategies and techniques to simply help students sift through fact and the fiction, teachers and parents might help students become expert “nitpickers” on the author’s usage of historical data and spur stimulating class discussions in the process.
[*Reference sources for checking the accuracy of historical data include encyclopedias, almanacs, biographical dictionaries, dictionaries of history, serious local and national histories, and numerous other readily available sources. Students may check school and town libraries along with local historical societies and the state library. Primary source materials in many cases are available locally in church records, deeds, wills, probate records around halls, local cemeteries, local tax lists, federal census, town meeting records, old maps, letters and diaries, sermons, industrial records, local newspapers and elders who’ve resided in a residential district for a lengthy time.Business